Luna smart mattress cover takes Internet of Things to bed
There's nothing like slipping into bed on a cold night when your electric blanket has been hard at work, but warming up the linen to create that toasty sleeping cocoon of course requires you to flick it on in advance. The makers of Luna believe that poor foresight isn't worth losing sleep over, so they've created an internet-connected mattress cover that adjusts to your lifestyle. This means automatically setting the bed's temperature, tracking the quality of your rest, and even kicking your coffee machine into action when you wake up.
Luna is designed to slip right over your mattress, much like a fitted sheet. Made predominantly of polyester, it integrates Wi-Fi, a microphone and an array of sensors to monitor temperature, breathing and heart rate, as well as ambient light and humidity. Information collected by the mattress cover is presented through a smartphone app, which then offers insights into how well you're sleeping at night.
Over time, this information forms profiles of one's sleeping behavior, and is said to even factor in your activity throughout the day. The particularly handy thing here is that it can do so for each side of the bed, so in those tense moments when your partner is reaching for that extra blanket while you're eying off the air conditioner, Luna is on-hand ready to intervene.
As the system becomes acquainted with your bedtime and sleeping temperature, it will automatically prepare the bed for your arrival, with this intuition carrying on into the night. Further to continuing to monitor your temperature, Luna can interact with other smart household items while you slumber.
Once you nod off, Luna can set the temperature in your home through a Nest smart thermostat (provided you have one). Other possibilities include flicking off your Emberlight smart globes, securing the house with your Lockitron smart locks, shutting down your Beep-enabled stereo system and firing up your Wi-Fi coffee machine in the morning.
Other noteworthy features of Luna's connected mattress cover include the ability to use your smartphone as a remote to set your bed's temperature ahead of time, and a smart alarm designed to wake you up during a light phase of sleep. It is available for Queen, King and California King mattresses and is washing machine friendly.
Prices range from US$199 to $229 depending on sizing, but those looking to smarten up their sleeping will have to wait a little while yet. Luna is available for preorder through a campaign on Indiegogo, where the $100,000 funding goal was put to bed in just six hours. If the remainder of the project runs as planned, the company will begin shipping out its mattress covers to weary-eyed backers in August 2015.
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